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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 645: 2015 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

Ben and Sam preview the Nationals` season with Chris Cwik, and Sahadev talks to Washington Post Nationals beat writer James Wagner (at 26:56).
Via Baseball Prospectus
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ozuna, Saltalamacchia, Stanton hit HRs in loss to Nats

VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and Jose Lobaton hit a three-run drive run in the eighth, one of seven home runs on a windy afternoon as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 11-7 Sunday. Michael Taylor homered off Ted Koehler leading off the bottom of the first, Yunel Escobar singled and Harper followed with his third home run of spring...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harper hits 1 of 7 homers as Nationals beat Marlins 11-7

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day and Jose Lobaton hit a three-run drive run in the eighth, one of seven home runs on a windy afternoon as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 11-7 Sunday. Michael Taylor homered off Ted Koehler leading off the bottom of the first, Yunel Escobar singled and Harper followed with his third home run of spring...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Hot Corner Writers Make 2015 MLB Predictions

For this year, instead of asking just a few writers to give me their picks of the standings along with their explanations of those picks, I decided to poll all the writers on Baseball Hot Corner (BHC) and summarize the results. I simply asked each writer to give me their predicted order of finish in each division along with their picks for the wild cards and World Series winner as...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Nationals Slugger Bryce Harper Destroys Pitch for Monster Home Run

There has actually been some talk that Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is a bust. He may be off to a slow start this spring and he is not lighting it up like he did in the JuCo ranks, but a bust? Why? Because he's not another Mike Trout? Come on folks. The kid is only 22. He has plenty of time to continue his development. Bust? Not even.As proof to his haters he was kind...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets hit 4 home runs in rout of Nationals

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Strasburg, making his first start since March 17 and only his third Grapefruit League start because of toe and ankle injuries, allowed four runs on four hits in four...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friendly reminder: Bryce Harper’s power is ridiculous

The Nationals played the Mets today in Port St. Lucie. In the top of the sixth inning, Bryce Harper faced Jacob deGrom and did *this* to a 2-0, 93 mph fastball. Yeah, that dinger cleared the damn roof of the patio way out in right field at Tradition Field. I don’t even want to begin to try estimating how far Harper’s blast went, and all I can really do is set here with my...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friendly reminder: Bryce Harper’s power is ridiculous

The Nationals played the Mets today in Port St. Lucie. In the top of the sixth inning, Bryce Harper faced Jacob deGrom and did *this* to a 2-0, 93 mph fastball. Yeah, that dinger cleared the damn roof of the patio way out in right field at Tradition Field. I don’t even want to begin to try estimating how far Harper’s blast went, and all I can really do is set here with my...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Strasburg will make first start April 9 vs. Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey. Nationals manager Matt Williams made the announcement Saturday. Barring any setbacks from a twisted ankle, Strasburg will face Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's Opening Day starter in favor of Bartolo...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Strasburg to start vs Mets' Harvey on April 9

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey. Nationals manager Matt Williams made the announcement Saturday. Barring any setbacks from a twisted ankle, Strasburg will face Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's opening day starter in favor of...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Opening Day Preview

Twitter @DanielLevitt32 2014 was a very successful year for the Washington Nationals, one that saw them record 96 victories, second most in their 10 year history. That was enough for them to win their second NL East title in three years, having done so with 98 victories in 2012. Last season ultimately ended up in failure however, after a heart-breaking loss in the NLDS to the eventual...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Contract extension for Desmond and Zimmermann not likely

After Jordan Zimmermann’s spring training start today, he gave a dismal assessment on the status of contract extension talks. Jordan Zimmermann says “it’s not looking good” to get a contract done before the season. He won’t talk about it after opening day. Zimmermann and the Nationals have been looking at contract extension scenarios, but it does not appear like a deal...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals 1B Zimmerman leaves early after dive vs. Cardinals

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman left the game early after diving for a ball in the Nationals' 1-1 tie with the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. The oft-injured Zimmerman exited after the second inning. Manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman ''banged himself a little bit'' but added, ''He's good. No worries.'' Nationals closer Drew Storen made his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats are overrated

As you read the various 2015 season previews you’ll be hard pressed to find any prognosticator who doesn’t pick the Washington Nationals to handily win the National League East. Several are predicting they’ll win the National League Pennant and even the World Series. According to the Sporting News, “a team with hardly any flaws should have an easy path to a third division...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 100 players in baseball: 25-11

As we work our way down the top 100 baseball players of 2015, we find a group of perennial MVP contenders, as well as a World Series superhero along the way. The post The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2015: #25-11 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Bryce Harper, Ultimate Post-Hype Sleeper

I came across a stat the other day that took me by surprise. Someone on Twitter was defending Starlin Castro, and made the point that he’s already amassed 1,000 hits before his 25th birthday. I thought to myself, “Surely, that can’t be true. Surely, Starlin Castro isn’t already one-third of the way to a milestone […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NL East Preview: Is a Wild Card Lurking?

We’ve come to the end of our 2015 previews with the NL East. There is an overwhelming favorite for this division crown, but I could see a second team creeping into a wild-card spot. As for the other three, well, it’s not all bad news. Washington Nationals 2014 Record: 96–66 Simply put, the NL East is Washington’s to lose this season. They return just about every starter...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Washington Nationals Outfield

Heading into the 2015 MLB season, the Washington Nationals expected to have Denard Span leading off playing center field, Bryce Harper playing right field and Jayson Werth manning left.  Injuries to Span and Werth have left the Nationals looking at an opening day lineup with Tyler Moore in left and Michael Taylor in center.  Span is out until at least May, recovering from...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats add Scherzer, get Harper, others thinking about ring

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper's reaction to the news that the Washington Nationals added Max Scherzer to an already-talented starting staff drew quite a lot of attention. ''I just started laughing,'' Harper famously said. ''I was like, `Where's my ring?''' Yes, that pretty much sums up where the expectations are for the 2015 Nationals - as expressed by them and by others. On the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals OF Harper out because of stomach bug

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is out for Thursday night's exhibition game because of a stomach bug. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Harper was at the Nationals' complex earlier in the day, getting ready to play against the New York Mets. ''He came in, did a little bit of light swinging in the cage and he's still not feeling good, so we sent him...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Recap: Wacha Shuts Down Nationals

Good afternoon from The Ark,The Cards beat the Washington Nationals 1-0 this afternoon on their home field, and while it was a spring training contest that practically vanishes as the box scoreboard is cleared off in the outfield stands, there were reasons to take stock in it. For one, the season is getting closer so the rosters are being trimmed and positioned to head north. The...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Rendon might miss season opener with sprained knee

JUPITER, Fla. -- Third baseman Anthony Rendon may miss the Washington Nationals' opener against the New York Mets on April 6 because of a sprained left knee. Rendon hasn't played since March 9. When he was scratched from the starting lineup the following day, manager Matt Williams said Rendon just needed a day off. But the problem has lingers, and Rendon underwent a second MRI Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rendon might miss Nationals' opener because of sprained knee

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Third baseman Anthony Rendon may miss the Washington Nationals' opener against the New York Mets on April 6 because of a sprained left knee. Rendon hasn't played since March 9. When he was scratched from the starting lineup the following day, manager Matt Williams said Rendon just needed a day off. But the problem has lingers, and Rendon underwent a second MRI...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heath Bell Announces Retirement

After being released by the Washington Nationals on Monday, veteran reliever and former Met Heath Bell has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. Bell told MLB.com’s Corey Brock: “My kids wanted me home. What’s more important: my kids or the big leagues? I’ve already accomplished more than I ever dreamed of. Now it’s time to help them accomplish their dreams...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly’s Girlfriend, Romo Creeper & Dan Uggla’s Wife Ready For Beach

  BC mobile site news/update I talked to the NYC office (Coed Media Group owns BC; I sold it to them in 2011) about the mobile ad complaints you guys have been sending me for over two years. I’m told that you shouldn’t be getting redirected to that garbage app store ********. That change went into effect a week ago and the complaints have stopped so I guess that fixes things...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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